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Every new page is going to supplemental index

11:01 am on Apr 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

For the last few weeks my website is put in the Supplemental index.

Due to this only 15 pages are in the main index and about 60 pages are in the supplemental index. Traffic has been decreased 60-70 %.

Now, When I put a new unique page with good backlinks, it is also thrown in the supplemental index.

I don't know what's the major reason behind it.

I worked on following things.

1. Completely unique content
2. Unique title, description, keywords
3. Changes in the page's navigation
4. Incoming backlinks to the page

Can any expert tell me please how to solve this problem and why new unique pages are also going to the supplemental index.

I will be really thankful for any help.

10:21 am on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There's several possibilities.

Perhaps the most common is the proportion of unique content on each page.

For example, if you have a complex template page design with many links and no css, you may have page source code almost a meter long; making a 'new' page, which removes a paragraph of text about football and inserts a new paragraph about ice skating, may not be seen by Google as a unique page.

I exaggerate, but I hope you see the point. There is no 'formula' known - but if:

(a) The shared code is bloated or

(b) There's any possibility a reader could EVER say "Hey, I wasted a click, these pages could have been combined"

Then you have an easy fixable answer.

1:16 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"good backlinks"

The word "good" is relative. If you're cross linking from other domains or linktrading, sometimes Google don't warm up to those links.

Also, run Xenu on your site and make sure your site isn't generating alot of noisy urls.